1999 Pan American Games
|XIII Pan American Games|
Official logo of the
Winnipeg 1999 Pan American Games.
|Host city||Winnipeg, Canada|
|Motto||Fiesta de las Americas (Americas' Fest)|
|Events||330 in 35 sports|
|Opening ceremony||July 23|
|Closing ceremony||August 8|
|Officially opened by||Governor General Roméo LeBlanc|
|Athlete's Oath||Sherman Greenfeld and Denyse Julien|
|Judge's Oath||Janice McClintock|
|Stadium||Canad Inns Stadium|
The 1999 Pan American Games, officially the XIII Pan American Games or the 13th Pan American Games, was a major international multi-sport event that was held from July 23-August 8, 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Approximately 5,000 athletes from 42 nations participated at the games. The competition was marred by a total of 7 positive drug tests.
To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the icon next to the column title.
|1||United States (USA) a||106||119/ 110||79/ 80||304/ 296|
|2||Cuba (CUB) a||70/ 69||40/ 39||47||157/ 155|
|3||Canada (CAN) 1||64||52||80||196|
330 events in 35 sports were contested.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport.
The 1999 games marked the debut of the following competitions in the Pan American Games
World Records Set
- Weightlifting - 77 kilogram Clean & Jerk - 202.5 kilograms hoisted by Idalberto Aranda (Cuba)
Impact of Positive Drug Tests
Canada was stripped of its gold medal for inline hockey when the team's goaltender tested positive for multiple banned substances.
- Assiniboine Park – Archery.
- Birds Hill Provincial Park – Cycling (road race).
- Canwest Global Park – Baseball.
- Centennial Concert Hall – Weightlifting.
- Chateau Lanes - Bowling.
- Duckworth Centre (University of Winnipeg) – Boxing.
- John Blumberg Softball Complex – Softball.
- Investors Group Athletic Centre (University of Manitoba) – Basketball, Rhythmic gymnastics, Volleyball.
- Kildonan East Collegiate – Field hockey.
- Gimli – Sailing.
- La Riviere – Cycling (mountain bike).
- Le Club La Verendrye – Bowling.
- Maples Complex – Fencing.
- Max Bell Arena – Inline Hockey.
- Minnedosa Lake, 195 km west of Winnipeg – Rowing.
- Pan Am Pool – Swimming, Synchronized Swimming.
- Stonewall Quarry Park, Stonewall, Manitoba – Baseball.
- Red River Exhibition Park — Cycling (track), Equestrian show jumping.
- Transcona Water Ski Site - Water Skiing 
- Winnipeg Arena – Basketball.
- Winnipeg Convention Centre – Judo, Team handball, Taekwondo.
- Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club – Tennis.
- Winnipeg Soccer Complex – Soccer.
- Winnipeg Stadium – Beach volleyball.
- Winnipeg Trap & Skeet Club - Shooting.
- Winnipeg Winter Club – Squash.
The Pan Am Pool, built for the 1967 games, featured in the 1999 games for aquatic events.
The Winnipeg Velodrome, also built for the 1967 games, had become obsolete and disused for cycling and so was demolished prior to the 1999 games. The 1999 games used a temporary facility at Red River Exhibition Park.
A portion of the Pan American Games Society (1999) budget supported the refurbishment of University of Manitoba campus residences to serve as the Athletes Village, the upgrade of various sport and training facilities including the Pan Am Stadium (University Stadium), which had hosted events of the 1967 games, and the construction of the new Investors Group Athletic Centre.
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